Failing to vindicate a loss or injury is a sign of faulty moral character.
The idea is that the whole truth will vindicate the Bush White House.
Some top White House aide is dispatched to tell us pooh-poohers that events ultimate will vindicate the president.
He insists the documents will vindicate him by showing that the CIA program was vital and produced important information.
The present needs to vindicate the president, whoever he or she may be.
I come,' will I say, 'to vindicate the fair fame of one who once owned your affection.
It was not enough to vindicate the innocent; the guilty must be exposed and punished.
We only wish at present to vindicate from the charge of impropriety one of the chief features of the Italian villa.
It will be our task to vindicate our own view against these erroneous ideas.
At all times he was ready to guard and vindicate the religious character of his alma mater.
1620s, "to avenge or revenge," from Latin vindicatus, past participle of vindicare (see vindication). Meaning "to clear from censure or doubt, by means of demonstration" is recorded from 1630s. Related: Vindicated, vindicating.